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Old 08-23-2009, 06:15 AM   #1
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Question about my '73 Mustang: is it the starter?

I'm currently fixing up a 1973 Ford Mustang Fastback. Now this is a pretty generic question, I don't know a lot about cars. We had a battery charger hooked up because it was dead and we tried to start it. This time it tried to start but wouldn't turn over. Now I think this is a problem with the starter but I'm not sure. Is it the starter or is it something else?
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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Question about my '73 Mustang: is it the starter?

What do you mean "it tried to start but wouldn't turn over"? If things are spinning, then its "turning over." If the starter is making the "rar rar" sound, then that is "turning over".

If you mean that the engine simply won't start, good luck. Maybe take it to an experienced mechanic. A car that old, it could be anything.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:20 AM   #3
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Question about my '73 Mustang: is it the starter?

Use process of elimination, use a screw driver to jump the solenoid, then use to jump the starter. You do this by crossing the positive and negative with the screwdriver. Could be the starter could be the solenoid or the battery or just a bad ground. Check the wiring to the starter to see is they are all tight and hook up. check the battery terminals make sure they are clean and snug
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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Question about my '73 Mustang: is it the starter?

ill bet the battery is crap. It might not take a charge. Get a new battery.
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